5 Things To Fix Before You List Your House in College Station

Fix Before You List | painting greyIf you are looking to list your house in College Station, you will have to make some fixes and upgrades so that your home gets ready for listing. But not all repairs have the same effect and you don’t want to make expensive repairs that you will not gain from.

In this blog, we have put together our list of 5 things to fix before you list your College Station home!

Look down…

Dealing with old, damaged, and worn out floors can have relatively low costs. Make sure you fix cracked tiles, repair hardwood that has scratches, and clean or remove old carpeting. Buyers can be turned off if you leave your carpet old, dirty, and stained. If the floors are in rough shape, an area rug can always help to cover up the damage. If you choose to leave your carpet the way it is, you should hire a professional to clean them and remove any stains or odors.

Look up…

Be sure to repair the roof if it is damaged. You should have any leaky parts or water damage to the ceiling repaired. Potential buyers see water stains on ceilings and walls, and immediately think there may be mold and bigger problems. So before you show your home, fix these things so you don’t scare off potential buyers!

Look around…

The feel and look of a room can be changed by painting the walls. While most people agree that using neutral tones will add warmth to a dark, cold-feeling room, you want to make sure that you balance your choice between plain and boring, and too bold and off-putting. Personalize your choice of color and remember that you want to please a wide audience, not just those who share your taste in color. Although wallpaper is gradually coming back, not everyone likes seeing prints on walls. If you want to use wallpaper, make sure it is a subtle one that is not going to stop people from liking your house.


You can’t say enough about curb appeal. Studies have shown that within the first few seconds of seeing a house, people subconsciously decide whether to buy or not. Your first chance to appeal to your potential buyers is by having a good landscape. Adding some plants and cleaning up weeds only costs a few bucks, and it can make a great impact on how fast you sell your home. While bad landscaping might be able to be looked over for the perfect house, it is better to start out on the right foot. Start out by making people want to see more of the house, just by looking at the outside!

Kitchen & Bath   

People will give different advice on the areas that will sell your house, but know that a complete remodeling or renovation is not necessary before your house can be noticed.  By fixing the necessary things, you can add huge value to your home. You can also paint or refinish your old cabinets, have your countertops and tiles resurfaced, and even refinish your tub and shower. You can also add new fixtures, including faucets, drawer pulls, doorknobs, and cabinet handles. Doing these things can make a dated space feel modern and fresh almost instantly!

Fix Before You List Bonus: Lighting

Adding great lighting to the area will help to sell your home. Make sure areas are well lit, and are filled with warm light… nothing too bright or hard on the eyes!

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